ADVANCE MEDICAL DIRECTIVE
It’s difficult to predict what will happen to us in the future, but there are common medical dilemmas many people and their loved ones wind up facing after an accident, illness, or injury, or when aging sets in. Advance directives for health care (ADHC) are legal documents that specify advance medical instructions regarding your preferred medical treatment and your final wishes for life support. The document names an individual to act on your behalf and provides him or her with advice regarding your medical treatments during specfic medical situations. Additionally, the ADHC also contains a “Living Will,” which directs whether or not you want life-sustaining procedures to be withheld or withdrawn in the event you become incapacitated due to a terminal illness or lapse into a state of permanent unconsciousness. Your medical providers are required to follow the instructions you set forth in your Advance Directive. By developing a close, personal relationship with you, we can make sure all of your needs are addressed so your medical care is appropriately established.